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A Kansas City
barbecue treat

A grilled cheese sandwich piled high with burnt ends brings Kansas City into your kitchen.

burnt ends grilled cheese

Never heard of burnt ends? Contrary to their name, they're not something you want to throw in the garbage. Burnt ends are the delicious pieces of meat from the point of a smoked brisket, and you'll be hooked with the first bite.

Burnt ends grilled cheese sandwich recipe

Yields 1 


  • 1 (3-4 inch) piece of baguette, sliced in half
  • 1/3 cup cooked burnt ends (or other smoked meat of your choice)
  • 5-6 pickles
  • 2 slices provolone cheese
  • Barbecue sauce


  1. Place one slice of cheese on each half of the baguette. Pile the burnt ends on one side, drizzle with barbecue sauce and top with pickles. Close sandwich.
  2. Heat a small nonstick pan over medium heat. Place the sandwich in the pan and cook over medium heat until the cheese is melted and the outsides of the bread are toasty, flipping once.
  3. Serve with additional barbecue sauce on the side.

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Comments on "Burnt ends grilled cheese sandwich"

Hannah February 08, 2013 | 5:39 PM

Never knew "burnt ends" was a meat! Haha, thanks!

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